Scott has been a musician since the early 1970s (pictured here in his late teens). He started his formal training with the piano and cello. As the years went by, his parents (both very musically inclined) realized that he was neither a pianist nor a cellist. This realization was reinforced by a junior high orchestra teacher, a professional string bassist who offered to turn Scott into a bass player. He spent most of his junior and high school years in Traverse City, Michigan, not far from the Interlochen Center for the Arts.
Scott has played in orchestras, musical theater pits, a big band jazz ensemble, and assorted groups that played funk, disco, rock, and bluegrass. In his college years he developed skills in sound reinforcement, recording, and theater lighting, and conducted musical theater pits. A bassist at heart, Scott enjoys learning new instruments and music and sharing his enthusiasm with students.